Orthodox market economics holds that when unemployment falls and the labor provide will get tighter wages go up; it additionally predicts that better-educated staff and more-productive staff receives a commission extra for his or her work — none of this has occurred.
American unemployment stands at four% and the workforce is the […]
The “State Policy Network” is a coalition of 66 far-right organizations who’ve been given $80M by a small variety of billionaires, together with the Walton household (heirs to the Walmart fortune), the Koch Brothers, and Betsy DeVos; they’re afraid of the teachers’ uprising, during which wildcat strikes have raced throughout America as a result […]
Lanetix is your fundamental shitty tech firm, the place your two weeks of annual paid go away is topic to often-withheld managerial approval, the place bosses threaten engineers with getting canned in the event that they take part in non-public Slack channels the place they talk about working situations, and the place high-performing software […]
The Eviction Lab is a collaboration between Princeton University and Matthew Desmond, writer of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Paperback; the lab’s group gathered the courtroom information of ever landlord-tenant continuing in each courtroom in each county in America for the previous 16 years.
You can use the Lab’s […]
After World War Two, the stability of wealth shifted dramatically: the super-rich misplaced a lot capital in the course of the two wars and the interwar interval that their grip on energy slipped, creating the house for a welfare state and different reforms.
One main a part of this shift was the creation […]
The House of Commons Library has printed analysis projecting the post-2008 progress of inequality till 2030, arriving at an eye-popping headline determine: at present charges, the richest 1% will personal two thirds of the world’s riches by 2030. I believe that quantity is simply too low. Here’s why.
The years since 2008 have […]
The Management & Training Corporation operates two federal prisons and 20 extra state/native prisons round America; beforehand, it has been censured by Arizona for its role in deadly prison riots; now, the ACLU and Southern Poverty Law Center are suing the state of Mississippi over the violence, neglect, and rampant human rights abuses at […]
A new Florida law redefines the attain of beachfront property homeowners’ claims to “the land above the mean high-tide level.” This seemingly innocuous change implies that personal property homeowners — and their patrolling rent-a-cops — can have vastly expanded powers to kick members of the general public off of public seashores.
The regulation […]
America’s “red states” are sometimes considered homogeneous nests of parochial reactionary voters; it is extra correct to say that their locations which have been cruelly dominated by Republican lawmakers who owe their seats to gerrymandering and voter suppression that disenfranchises progressives.
That’s why wildcat, uncompromising, radical academics’ strikes have erupted in four states […]
It’s been brewing for weeks and now it is boiling over: Kentucky lecturers are strolling off the job en masse in statewide demonstrations triggered by dirty-tricking GOP state legislators who snuck a provision that gutted their pensions right into a sewage invoice; they’re joined by Oklahoma lecturers who’ve endured endless abuse and humiliation from […]